Terms and conditions for delivery of the city’s map datasets
Right of use
The city of Oulu holds the copyright of the delivered datasets. The buyer is granted right of use of the datasets for the stated purpose and to the stated extent. The buyer does not have the right to expand the use of the dataset within his or her company, publish the dataset or sell or deliver the dataset or prints made from it to a third party. However, it is allowed for a consultant to deliver the dataset to a client specified in the order for the intended purpose of the order. Regarding projects of the city of Oulu, the dataset must be deleted from the buyer’s computer systems after the project is finished. If the buyer does not comply with the conditions specified in the order, the buyer is obliged to return the financial profit acquired by the misuse of the order and pay a compensation for the financial and other damages and losses of benefit suffered by the city of Oulu.
The dataset is delivered in the format specified in the order and as it is in the database. The city of Oulu is not liable for the completeness of the data or its usability in the buyer’s information systems. The city of Oulu commits to checking and, when necessary, revising inaccuracies during regular updates that have come to attention. The city of Oulu is not liable for any damage to the company or a third party caused by a potential inaccuracy in the data.
Copyright and publication
Map is a product whose publication as a printed matter or online requires a permission from the copyright holder (©).
The copyright holder of the Oulu tourist map and other map datasets published on the city of Oulu’s server is the city of Oulu Urban and Environmental Services. Material subject to copyright, excluding the tourist map, may not be copied or published online or as printed matter even in part without proper permission. Copying means, for example, scanning the material to make digital copies or making duplicates of the digital material.
Each person has the right to use a map privately within the family. A copy or a print may be made from a printed or digital map for the purpose of private use. A permission is required for any other form of copying, printing or publication. Permission requirement applies to all professional use, business activities and educational or leisure activities, authorities, companies, self-employed workers, associations and clubs. A publication permission can be requested from the Urban and Environmental Services with an informal application by sending an email to asiakaspalvelu.yyp(at)ouka.fi. We will contact you after receiving your request.
When using the city’s material for producing a map, print or copy, the following text must be included: © The city of Oulu xxxx (year).
If the map is published online, the information must be clearly visible. If a digital and re-modified map is further distributed, the copyright notice of the base material must be mentioned in the following form: Base map © The city of Oulu xxxx (year).
Digital maps can be viewed in the City of Oulu map service.
The tourist map includes road networks as well as address names and numbers.
The address map shows property units and buildings, property addresses and street names
The basic map is a large-scale topographic map produced by the National Land Survey of Finland.
Multiple aerial photographs illustrating different areas of the city from various dates can also be viewed in the City of Oulu map service.
Digital map datasets for construction and planning can be ordered from the city of Oulu shop or the customer service.
The base map is a detailed topographic map for planning and construction. The usable scale is 1:500–1:2000 for densely populated areas and 1:4000 for sparsely populated areas.
The city plan is an approved so-called official city plan document that includes the entire detailed plan map. Descriptions for the symbols used in the city plan are included in the plan regulation document. The product is needed when printing out a section from the city plan, for example, for a plot. The combined city plan map is a compilation of all valid detailed plans. You can read more about planning from the master plan page and city plan page.
Detailed plan maps for building planning can be purchased in dwg format.